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Arsenal exit door busier than entrance this summer 0

Posted on July 03, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made just one signing this summer, albeit a big one in every sense, with Petr Cech arriving from Chelsea for £10million. However, it seems a number of Gunners players could be heading for the Emirates exit this summer.

The Daily Telegraph are claiming that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to listen to offers for the likes of David Ospina, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Flamini and Lukas Podolski this summer.


Lukas Podolski has been in Turkey for talks with Galatasaray over a £2.1million move, which is reported to close to completion. The German forward is surplus to requirements at Arsenal after spending the second half of last season on-loan in Italy at Inter.

Can Danny Welbeck finally hit double figures for league goals next season? 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck had a miserable debut season at the Emirates, scoring only four goals in the Premier League following his move from Manchester United. He has always maintained he wants to be a centre-forward, but his tally of goals in the division have suggested manager Arsene Wenger has to consider other options for next season.

The England international, 24, scored just four goals in 25 Premier League appearances for his new club, and spent the majority of the campaign in a wider position as a result. Matters weren’t helped when first-choice striker Olivier Giroud returned from injury in scoring form to cement his place spearheading the Arsenal attack.

Are Arsenal done in the transfer market this summer? 1

Posted on July 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal supporters were delighted to see the club sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer, as it represented how far manager Arsene Wenger was willing to go to turn the Londoners into title-challengers again, but is the Gunners boss finished in the transfer market this summer?

Almost immediately after the last season had come to close, Wenger admitted the club wouldn’t be spending heavily on major buys, saying: “We have not spent stratospheric kind of money. We will not be involved. Not at that level. I’m always more focused on a good rapport between price and quality.”

Would Alexandre Lacazette be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 01, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal have been offered Lyon’s highly-rated striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee in the region of £21million. The France international looks a steal at that price, as he is now regarded as one of best out-and-out number nines in European football.

Lacazette’s agent David Venditelli has held talks with his French Ligue One club over a new deal for the striker, but it seems that Lyon cannot compete with the financial packages available at clubs in the bigger European leagues, although the striker still has three-years to run on his current contract with Lyon.

Arsenal-target William Carvalho impressing in the U21 European Championships this summer 0

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has been impressing in this summer’s U21 European Championships with Portugal U21s, continuing on from an impressive domestic season, which will set a host of clubs on red alert for his services when he returns from international duty.

The 23-year-old has been linked with Arsenal for the last 12 months, and has shown exactly why with a series of brilliant showings in this year’s youth tournament. Carvalho is a defensive midfielder with a physical presence, who provides the protection to his backline, as well as sometimes driving deep in possession. He’s an imposing figure in the middle of the park, and has been outstanding in the Portuguese top-flight this season.

Was Arturo Vidal ever really an Arsene Wenger target? 1

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has turned his attention away from the likes of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer, and is in pursuit of other targets, but was the long-serving Gunners boss ever really interested in the hot-head Chilean?

Vidal, 28 is a talented player, and has been on the radar of many teams ahead of the new season, but he’s not of the Wenger mould to be an Arsenal signing. Combative and industrious, the South American midfielder often goes over the line in games, and can have issues with indiscipline as a result.

Where would Vidal play in the Arsenal team? 1

Posted on June 29, 2015 by David Nugent

The recent rumours about Arsenal stalking Juventus star Arturo Vidal seem strange to me. Reports suggest that Vidal is rated at £20million and some reports from Italy even claimed that the Gunners had agreed a deal for the Chilean international. The Gunners remain the favourites to be Vidal’s next club at odds of 2/1.

Vidal is no doubt a very good box-to-box midfield player, but at 28 he is unlikely to prove an attractive proposition to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. The veteran French boss is not a fan of signing players over 25-year-old.

Arsenal linked with Napoli full-back 0

Posted on June 29, 2015 by David Nugent

According to TalkSport, Arsenal are one of the favourites to sign Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam this summer. The Algerian international is rated at £9million and Sky Italia claims the Gunners are ready to meet the asking price.

The 24-year-old Algerian left-back only joined Napoli last summer from Saint Etienne, but made 38 appearances for Napoli last season under Spanish boss Rafa Benitez and impressed for the Azzurri. Benitez has now left for Spanish giants Real Madrid, which has apparently cast doubts over the future of the full-back.

Arsenal set for second raid on Chelsea 0

Posted on June 28, 2015 by David Nugent

The Daily Express claims that Petr Cech maybe not be the only Chelsea player heading for Arsenal this summer, as the Gunners are being linked with a £8.5million bid for highly-rated young winger Charly Musonda, whose father played for Zambia and enjoyed a career in the Belgian top-flight.

Musonda is regarded as a bright prospect at Chelsea, who signed the Belgian back in 2012 from Anderlecht. However, the Blues are believed to be having doubts about the youngster’s physical presence.

Despite the concerns it is being reported that the Blues are keener on a loan deal, with the possibility of a permanent deal at the end of it.

Gunners linked with Ezequiel Garay 0

Posted on June 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are interested in signing Zenit Saint Petersburg centre-back Ezequiel Garay this summer. The 28-year-old Argentinian international is reported to be rated in the region of £13million.

Garay is highly-regarded within the football fraternity and has previously been heavily linked with moves to both Manchester United and Liverpool in the past.

The centre-back has previously played for the likes of Real Madrid and Benfica, from whom he joined Zenit for just £4million last summer. He helped Andre Villas-Boas’ side claim the Russian title, but is believed to be keen on a move to a more prestigious league.

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